Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has increased the death insurance benefit for police officers who die while on active service in Lagos to N10 million.
He made this known at the Lagos House in Ikeja on Monday.
According to him, “My administration would stop at nothing to ensure the safety of all citizens in the state.
“I have directed the State’s Pension Office and the Office of the Chief of Staff that we are going to increase the payment that we make to officers that die in active service and then we are increasing that irrespective of whether you are a junior or senior office, if you die in active service, the payment that will be made by the state government is being increased to N10 million from this moment onward.
“Security and safety of the people remains the primary objectives of my administration.
Governor Ambode recalled the recent loss of some officers in active service, while stressing the need for increment in the death insurance benefit of officers.
He added that while government was not praying for the re-occurrence of such, it was appropriate to reasonably reward the family of any officer in the event of eventual death.
“Government would continually embrace measures to motivate,” he said, encouraging officers of the command to perform their duties diligently.